Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (II)


Saturday 20 September, 2014 by Uncle Spike

This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is all about the hardships and dangers that the little creatures face, every day of their lives. To survive through to full maturity is an act of endurance!

This little fella was found on our farm, here in south-western Turkey 🙂

Hope you enjoy this entry.




The first entry for this week can be found here: WPC ‘Endurance’ (I)




26 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance (II)

  1. Love the little critter 🙂


  2. Trick to picking up cold-blooded animals. Prior to picking up, place palms of hands flat on the same surface as the reptile or amphibian… until surface of your hands is about equal to temp of that surface. THEN… pick up animal briefly to observe; safely place creature back in its own environment. Doing hand temp equalization reduces shock to the animal’s body. Most effective if ground temp is colder than human body temp…

    We live near a wetland where salamanders have been known to seasonally migrate across the street. We have the neighborhood trained to do this prior to lifting salamanders out of the roadway to safer off road location near the pond’s edge. ❤


  3. So adorable and vulnerable. Although, pretty resilient too.

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  4. That is absolutely adorable.

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  5. joannesisco says:

    He’s soooo tiny and easy to overlook (and get stepped on).

    Is it a baby? or just a really tiny turtle?

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  6. Lesia says:

    Very small! 🙂 And very nice!

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  8. dayphoto says:

    It ’tis. You are so right!


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  9. seeker says:

    I hope it will remain alive.


  10. lizard100 says:

    Ooooooooh! Always get me with a turtle.


  11. fredrieka says:

    awe ,, sniff sniff, woof woof,


  12. KG says:

    Such a cute one 🙂

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